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Seeking justice at the circus

April 13, 2012
Wesley Pruden

Everybody in trouble with the law is entitled to a fair trial. Nobody is guilty until a court looks at the evidence and decides. A man is innocent until proved guilty. But sometimes we hold the trial at the circus, not the court house

The state of Florida says George Zimmerman is guilty of second-degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Mr. Zimmerman says he shot the boy in fear of his life. Now the court, and a jury if it gets that far, must shut their ears to the shriek and clatter of the circus, listen to cold facts, and decide.

This won’t be easy. The suspect made his first appearance in court Friday, arraigned on the second-degree murder charge, and his lawyer in his best judgment declined to ask for bail, citing “fervor” outside the courthouse.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. April 13, 2012 11:28 pm

    If they had held Zimmerman at the beginning, brought him in and allow both sides to ask questions there would not have been a circus. No mother or any one would be told “sorry your son is dead” without a chance to hear specifically how he died and ask the killer some detailed question “how did my son died, did he suffer, what really happen” As she said “we only wanted an arrest” an arrest until we can find out in open question and answer. This case was suspicious from the beginning. Too much hurry to close. Too much cover up.

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